Obama’s ‘a problem’ in the Middle East say Israel people, Palestinians
Early in the 2008 presidential campaign, it became obvious that Barack Obama and his top diplomatic advisers are anti-Israel and blame it for the decades-long impasse in the "peace talks" between Israel and Palestine. Politico reports that the people and leaders in both countries are convinced that in only two years, "Obama is the problem" because he doesn't understand the people, the problem or the politics of the situation. As is characteristic of Obama, he thinks everyone else is stupid and that he is the only one who has the correct approach. The people of Israel "hate him" according to an analyst. The Middle East isn't the only place that Obama is considered "a problem." LINK: President Obama is a problem, an article that mostly reflects Israeli thinking by Ben Smith. Washington partisans discuss Smith's article on Politico's Arena.